Can you introduce yourself briefly?
I’m Alice. I live in Griffintown, but I am originally from Ottawa, Canada. I am a freelance illustrator/graphic designer. I graduated from Concordia from their Studio Arts Program a couple years ago.

Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?
Ever since I can remember. My parents threw me into art classes when I was 8 and it started from there. I am really not that great at anything else and more importantly, there is nothing I love more in the world than drawing. Biking and sunny days are a close tie, but at the end of the day, creating things is my passion in life.

What do you do to get into your creative zone? Do you have any ritual or routine?
Drawing is a bit like a diary for me. If I didn’t draw every day, I would probably explode into a million pieces of confetti. And it would not be the pretty kind of confetti.

How would you describe your art?
A bit trashy, very pastel-colored, sexual and maybe, or at least I would hope, a bit funny.

Artist Spotlight: Alice Zhang

Alice standing in front of the store display she created for Citizen Vintage in 2014.

What are you hoping for the future as an up-and-coming artist?
Be fucking rich and famous….
Joking. But I would love to do what I love and live off of it. I would also love to open my own store one day not only selling my own product but encouraging other local businesses and creatives.

What is the best part about your art? What is the worst?
The best part of my work is that it is always honest and a reflection of my mood and my life. The worst… It is not super commercial and appeals to a very niche market.

If you only had 24 hours left to live, how would you spend your day?
DRAW, eat pizza, draw, bike around and be under the sun and spend every second with everyone in the world that I love.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
Micron pen, sketchbook and a lot of Kraft Dinner.

What else do you think we should know about you?
I don’t know… What do you want to know?

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